Ancient English Fictions, Volume 1

Front Cover
William John Thoms
W. Pickering, 1828 - English literature
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 18 - The Devill told him that he had not that power of himselfe: beginner of lyes (said Fryer Bacon) I know that thou dost dissemble, and therefore tell it us quickly, or else wee will here bind the to remaine during our pleasures.
Page 80 - I haue is hers, the other halfe my wifes. "What then ? shall I be good to no body but them ? In conscience, my wealth is too much for a couple to...
Page 119 - ART. IV. — Hawkins's Origin of the English Drama, 3 vols. 8vo. Oxford, 1773. Dodsley's Select Collection of Old Plays, 12 vols. 12mo. 1744. The Honorable Historie of Frier Bacon, and Frier Bongay, as it was plaid by her Majesties servants. Made by Robert Greene, Maister of Arts. London, Printed for Edward White, and are to be sold at his shop, at the little North dore of Poules, at the signe of the Gun : 1594.
Page 18 - ... all their labour should be lost : they being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. Then went these two learned fryers home...
Page 16 - ... them in this manner. Know Fryer, that I seeing this prodigall like to starve for want of food, lent him money, not onely to buy him victuals, but also to redeeme his lands and pay his debts, conditionarily that so soone as his debts were paid, that hee should give himselfe freely to-mee, to this, here is his hand (shewing him the bond) now my time is expired, for all his debts are paid, which hee cannot denie.
Page 37 - ... serve all such knaves in the like kind. The theeves waking in the morning and missing their money, and seeing themselves in that plight, thought that they had been served so by some divine power, for robbing a church-man, and therefore they swore one to the other, never to meddle with any churchman againe. How Vandermast, for the disgrace that he had received by fryer Bacon sent a souldier to kill him ; and how Fryer Bacon escaped killing, and turned the souldier from an Atheist to be a good...
Page 84 - All is safe, quoth they, and downe into the kitchin they goe, their seruants being all in bed, and pulling out the yron pins, downe fell the bed, and the man dropt out into the boyling caldron. He being dead, they betwixt them cast his body into the...
Page 18 - ... if they heard it not before it had done speaking all their labour should be lost ; they, being satisfied, licensed the spirit for to depart. " Then went these two learned...
Page x - Come sit we downe under this hawthorne tree, The morrowes Light shall lend us day enough, And let us tell of Gawen or Sir Guy, Of Robin Hood or of Old Clem a 0 lough.
Page 17 - ... of the worke as they were before, for they knew not how to give those parts that they had made motion, without which it was impossible that it should speake : many bookes they read, but yet could not finde out any hope of what they sought...

Bibliographic information